Channel 4 News has established a fellowship for foreign producers in memory of Sarah Corp, a senior foreign affairs producer.
“Sarah was a consummate professional of immense intelligence, and real humanity; a gifted woman whose dedication to her craft, to her colleagues, and to those whose stories needed to be told, was unsurpassed. This fellowship will train a new generation of foreign producers with a passion for story-telling – people Sarah would have been proud to call her colleagues.” – Ben de Pear, editor of Channel 4 News
Sarah spent 17-years at Channel 4 News and was behind the programme’s coverage of several stateside elections, the war in Iraq, the Arab Spring, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, European elections and many other stories across the world. She died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 41.
During her career, which spanned almost two decades at ITN, she criss-crossed the world, navigating the corridors of power and the barricades of war. Ever present off-camera, she made an outstanding contribution to the world of journalism and broadcasting.
The Sarah Corp Fellowship will be awarded to one person per year. The successful candidate will spend six months based on the foreign desk in London working with a team of specialist foreign correspondents and producers, and six months at the Channel 4 News Washington DC bureau.
Sarah started her Channel 4 News career in Washington as a junior producer. It is there she gained valuable foreign experience and from where she went on to cover some of the world’s biggest news stories.
The Sarah Corp Fellowship Committee will include the Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, editor Ben de Pear, deputy editor Nevine Mabro, international editor Lindsey Hilsum, head of foreign news Liliane Landor, camera operator Philippa Collins, the Independent’s foreign and defence correspondent Kim Sengupta and Sarah’s mother Prue Corp, her sister Rachel Corp and husband Charles Bates.
The successful candidate will receive training and mentoring from the foreign team, so they can identify and research good TV news stories, set up high profile interviews, package and edit. The experience will include live Channel 4 News outside broadcasts and working on foreign stories with the digital team.
The ideal applicant should already have some professional experience in journalism. Whatever your background, you’ll need an eye for detail and a passion for story-telling. Applicants must also be eligible to work in the UK. Deadline for applications is 30th September 2018. Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A TV reporter, or presenter, is only as good as the producer sustaining them. That was never truer than with Sarah. It is absolutely fitting that our fellowship carries her name.” – Channel 4 News’ Jon Snow